“Study: Mitt Romney late-night laughingstock,” shouted Politico in its headline.
“Romney is Butt of Late Night,” bellowed Mediabistro.
“Mitt Romney’s late-night problem,” bemoaned The Washington Post . . . and loads more where those came from.
From Aug. 27 (which was the start of the Republican National Convention) to Oct. 3, the center said, it analyzed the targets of all jokes about public figures in the opening monologues of the “highest rated late night talk show hosts on the broadcast networks — Jay Leno (‘Tonight Show’), David Letterman (‘Late Show’), Craig Ferguson (‘Late Late Show’) and Jimmy Fallon (‘Late Night’).”
That's not a surprise to me at all. The playing field has not been even. It's been very partisan and that's probably why Republicans are predicting a high turnout on their side.
It's been so unfair that I noticed.
When I get that, when it's obvious to me, you better believe Republicans get that.
And that sort of unfairness? It fuels anger and passion and ensures that the Republicans will be out in full force at the voting booths.
If that results in the GOP getting the White House (I'm not saying it will), I hope we're smart enough to realize what we did, the environment we created, the climate we created. We mocked and humiliated people as sport. And they rejected that portrayal -- as almost anyone would.
So we better show some real introspection and get honest about what we did if we're unhappy with the results come late Tuesday night.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"